Flashback 2016: Narendra Modi's Foreign Visits in 2016
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PM Modi and Afghanistani President Ashraf Ghani have formally inaugurated the $290 million Salma Dam by jointly pressing a remote control button that sent water surging through turbines. The dam will provide up to 42 MW power to the country's rapidly growing industrial hub and also irrigate region devastated by drought. Modi was also conferred Afghanistan's highest civilian award during this visit.
India and Qatar signed seven agreements to boost bilateral ties between them. The pacts were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. The agreements are on investment and infrastructure, intelligence related to money laundering and terrorism financing, skill development and entrepreneurship, tourism, health, youth and sports.
This was the most high-profile of all the visits since it involved the world's only superpower and India's own interests in key issues. During his fourth visit to the US in less than two years, Modi and US President Barack Obama spoke and presided over a number of issues.
India and Iran signed 12 agreements ranging from a pact to develop the strategic Chahabar port to that of setting up an aluminum plant. They also inked one agreement on laying a railway line to give India connectivity to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Agreements were also signed on culture, science and academic cooperation.
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